Gov. Gavin vetoes bill that would force parents to affirm kids’ gender choices


In a step back from his record of supporting child transgender legislation, California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill Friday night that would have required parents to affirm their child’s gender identity in custody court battles, or risk losing custody. For Newsom,

California Bill AB957, passed on party lines, would require judges to consider whether parents affirmed a child’s gender or gender expression, as part of the decision determining the “health, safety, and welfare of the child.”

Newsom issued a statement late Friday night, which said, “This legislation would require a court, when determining the best interests of a child in a child custody or visitation proceeding, to consider, among other comprehensive factors, a parent’s affirmation of the child’s gender identity or gender expression.

“I appreciate the passion and values that led the author to introduce this bill. I share a deep commitment to advancing the rights of transgender Californians, an effort that has guided my decisions through many decades in public office.

“That said, I urge caution when the Executive and Legislative branches of state government attempt to dictate – in prescriptive terms that single out one characteristic – legal standards for the Judicial branch to apply. Other-minded elected officials, in California and other states, could very well use this strategy to diminish the civil rights of vulnerable communities.”

Gavin is considered a likely Democrat replacement for President Joe Biden, who has waning poll numbers in his reelection bid for 2024.


  1. Leftist Democrats never will admit it but states and cities they control couldn’t survive without its more conservative and biblical values individuals and families putting up with todays Democrats and paying their taxes. If California passed this every conservative and Christian would had fled California. All that would be waiting for California is the God size Earthquake that’ll liquify the state into the Pacific Ocean. Which it should give God’s children here (Christians-the real Church with a capital C) hope that as long as God keeps those of us here for His reason, this community can’t collapse after Anchorage’s own God-size earthquake, there is hope and light even through our darkest political chaos. Anchorage’s Church (just as the California Church is working and praying too) should keep on working and serving in our various missions as it is God’s plan that all be saved and none be found lost until Christ returns.

    • Let’s get this straight, no pun intended, the radical right-stingers don’t harness GOD. Jesus never entered a temple with a crown of bullets around his head, nor did he strap a weapon over his shoulder touting, Thou shalt murder as a commandment. Right-stingers are the worst hypocrites Jesus preached about.

      • C rage, what Jesus did say is that if you have anger for your fellow human, you have already committed murder in your heart. “Harnessing” God is not possible – we can’t control Him. What we can do is pray, and if we ask anything according to His will, we have what we ask of Him – for His honor and glory, not ours. Repent of your sin friend, and ask Jesus for forgiveness.
        Jen is confusing political desire with her Christianity here – but never forget that God is the righteous Judge of all of Creation. California will have its day.

  2. A calculated move by Newsom, not for CA votes, but for votes by huge majorities around the country, especially swing states and even some red states. This is the harbinger of the end of Joe Biden’s presidency.

  3. I feel like I am watching a prayer that was just answered by the living out of these three scriptures. “The Lord is at hand do not be anxious about anything , but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God” “First of all, then, I urge that supplication, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for All people, for kings like Governors and all those in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way” “the king’s heart (or community leaders of today) is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will” But the battles are still not over. He just delayed California’s unfortunate demise from coming sooner.

    • You prayed for the sleaziest politician besides Joe Biden to make a heavily calculated vote to make him more nationally viable?

      And doing so on the backs of scared parents and mentally confused children?


      You understand prayer about as well as you do the real Bible. Not at all.

      • Moses, like Ramses, is a good Egyptian name. Moses floating in a reed basket was discovered by the Pharaoh’s daughter and he was subsequently raised carefully in the Pharaoh’s privileged, educated, well-nourished household but he knew his ethnic heritage. He may have had a speech impediment (perhaps he was like a contractor who couldn’t say his “r’s” – just imagining here) his brother Aaron who may have been more articulate assisted Moses in his life’s work extracting the Isrealites from slavery while exiting massive oppression of the authoritarian local regime and world power. What do you mean, exactly, that Moses “defied” God. Just curious.

  4. “Gavin is considered a likely Democrat replacement for President Joe Biden, who has waning poll numbers in his reelection bid for 2024”

    Which is the only reason Newsom vetoed this bill. Just like Obama being against gay marriage until a certain point: political expediency.

    Newsom is just like Trudeau: a baby tyrant. Put him in big boy pants and we will all suffer.

    • Replying to Greg in absentia tho placing it amiably here for practical purposes, Moses was a good-lookin son of a gun. Perhaps you may have met guys like him a time or two in your life The Pharaoh’s daughter saw what she saw in a parade of capable men in and out of her father’s considerable properties. Moses was prepossessing from infancy. She adopted him. He was a great and privileged kid. He was comfortable with his gifts. He did have leadership skills and physical prowess. Perhaps you have met men like this though perhaps not in AK. He did have a quick temper in his youth with social connections to back it up. Just curious what makes one think he was God-defiant. There are pertinent and impertinent correlations to contemporary strains “today”.

      • Moses struck the rock instead of speaking to it like God told him. That’s why Moses was not allowed to enter the Promised Land.

  5. The Guv’s rationale for his veto is odd and opaque. Could it be that even he recognizes that legislating against parents is a “bridge too far” in the quest for cultural control?

  6. If a child said he only wanted to eat ice cream and French fries, the parents would be accused of neglect or child abuse if they “affirmed” their child’s diet choices.

    • The only “radical” here is you… If gavin tried to stick it to anyone they’d get stuck in his hair before he did any damage. newsome’s chances of winning POTUS are about as great as a calm wind blowing his hair.

  7. Ah, the pretendism of a supposed politically generated individual.

    He is doing nothing but promoting, within himself, a trap of dishonest ideology, that is, comporting unto a stance that has nothing to do with his true ideology, so as to garner more votes based upon an ideology that is not truly his, and once attaining said desired power and position, reverts back unto his original position and ideology.

    How can the populace not see this for what it is, unless they choose to do so?

    There is ignorance, based upon the lack of information, and there is chosen ignorance, based upon the presentation of all said information, yet still choose to be ignorant of the facts presented unto them,

    He is playing a game that he believes that he is the King, and all other pieces upon the board are pawns, within that said pawns are nothing but the willing expendable pieces within support of the supposed King.

    The thing is, with only pawns, there are no pieces that can move within any direction unless within their lane, save that they can take an opposing piece unto their forward left or right, should a piece be available to take.

    So. Set up your board with only pawns and a King against a traditional set up of chess pieces, within the rules of chess, and see just how that works within reality.

  8. Just say it — Newsom is a lying, thieving Marxist pervert. Let’s quit beating around the democrat insanity and call it like it is. This clown isn’t worth the ink on his campaign posters. In 2040 the history books will read the sack that destroyed California. Imagine the horror of leaving a legacy like that.

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